Inspired Cupcake in Asheville
So, I needed bread for dinner tonight so I swung by Creme Patisserie and Confectionery on Merrimon Ave. I got a baguette and just wanted a little bit of something sweet so I decided to get a salted caramel, but that's when I saw it.
It's essentially a s'mores cupcake (I think they call it something else). And, I had to have it. It is sweet, but it's also complex. It's a dense, moist chocolaty cupcake with a graham cracker crust (on the bottom & a dusting on top of the cupcake). Then they do a beautiful homemade marshmallow cream on top, that they then brulee it for some color and added flavor. It's really extraordinary.
I don't think they have it everyday so you might want to call. I've loved all of their desserts so you can't go wrong, but this cupcake... you've got to try it.
Wow!!! That sounds sooooo good! I love cake. I love s'mores. A match made in heaven. I tend to stop by Sisters McMullen anytime we are eating out in Asheville, so am now thinking a taste test is in order. I mean, really, can you ever have TOO many cupcakes?? Sometimes we get cupcakes to go and eat them on one of the GPI terraces. Gorgeous and tasty!
these are popping up all over the place! this was shown on martha stewart (you can also watch the video of how to make it yourself!) http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/chocolate-graham-cracker-cupcake-with-toasted-marshmallow
and there's even a link here on chow. com: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/419630
i can't wait to make them - i just wish i had a little kitchen torch...some say you can "broil" it in the oven to get the same effect, just not as pretty